Council wages bill balloons, as staff numbers expected to surge

Lui Zacher
July 11, 2022 / 8:27 pm

City Hall Geelong Victoria Australia 2007

The City of Greater Geelong (CoGG) will pay almost $200m in salaries for staff next financial year.

The Council has the third-highest population in the state, and will employ an additional 100 staff by July 2023

Neighbouring Golden Plains Shire Council will spend $19m in staff wages, with the costs roughly on-par with the CoGG on a per-capita basis.

CoGG had 252,217 residents as of 2018, while Golden Plains council serviced 20,362.




Image: Marcus Wong (Wongm), CC BY-SA 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons